Erica Fernandes

Erica Jennifer Fernandes (born 7 May 1993)[1] is an Indian actress and model. She is known for her portrayal of Dr. Sonakshi Bose Dixit in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi and Prerna Sharma Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Erica Fernandes
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Fernandes in 2021
Born
Erica Jennifer Fernandes

(1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 28)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
Years active2013–present
Known forKuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
Kasautii Zindagii Kay

Early lifeEdit

Fernandes was born on 7 May 1993 in Mumbai to Ralph Fernandes and Lavina Fernandes, in a Konkani Mangalorean Catholic family.[2] She has an elder brother, Jermaine Fernandes.[3] She did her schooling from Holy Cross High School, Kurla and completed her Pre-Degree Course from Sies College Of Arts, Science & Commerce, Sion. She had enrolled for a BA degree from St Andrew's College, Bandra. Later she discontinued her studies to pursue a career in modelling.

CareerEdit

She always aspired to be a model since childhood, which earned her the crown of “Bombay Times Fresh Face”, “Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face 2011” and “Pantaloons Femina Miss Maharashtra” in 2010 and 2011 respectively.[4] She was selected to play the lead role in the bilingual Virattu/Dega, featuring newcomer Sujiv, son of the director Kumar.[5]

Director Sasi had seen pictures of her at Meera Kathiravan's office, with whom she was shooting another film, when he was casting for Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu. Sasi offered her a role of a software engineer in the film alongside Bharath, who plays her love interest.[6] Due to the delay of her other films, Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu became her first release. In 2014, she made her debut in Kannada with the film Ninnindale, featuring alongside Puneeth Rajkumar,[7] which was followed by her debut Hindi film, Babloo Happy Hai, directed by Nila Madhab Panda.[8] In February 2014, Virattu eventually released. Its Telugu version, however, was pushed to late 2014 and Galipatam became her first Telugu release. The film received decent reviews from critics, who also noted that Erica "does a good job" and "shows maturity".[9][10][11]

Her delayed film with Kathiravan, Vizhithiru, released on 6 October 2017[12] and saw her feature amongst an ensemble cast including Krishna, Venkat Prabhu and Sara Arjun.

In 2016, Fernandes made her television debut with Sony TV's Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi where she portrayed Dr. Sonakshi Bose, opposite Shaheer Sheikh.[13] Her onscreen chemistry with Shaheer Sheikh was appreciated.[14]

From 2018 to 2020, she portrayed Prerna Sharma in Star Plus's Kasautii Zindagii Kay, opposite Parth Samthaan.[15] Since 2021, she has been reprising her role of Sonakshi opposite Shaheer Sheikh in the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahaani[citation needed]

MediaEdit

In 2017, Fernandes was ranked 4th in Times of India's Most Desirable Women on Indian Television List.[16]

In 2018, she was placed 15th in Biz Asia's TV Personality List.[17] She was also listed 3rd in Times of India's Most Desirable Women on Indian Television List 2018.[18]

Fernandes was placed 13th in Eastern Eye's 50 Sexiest Asian Women of 2019 List and 4th in Times of India's Most Desirable Women On Television List 2019.[19]

Fernandes was ranked first in The Times Most Desirable Women on TV 2020.[20]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Language
2013 Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Manjari Tamil
2014 Ninnindale Pramila Kannada
Babloo Happy Hai Natasha Hindi
Virattu Shri Tamil
Galipatam Swathi Telugu
Dega Sri Telugu
2015 Buguri Ishanya Kannada
2017 Vizhithiru Christina Tamil

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2016–2017 Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Dr. Sonakshi Bose Dixit [13][21]
2018–2020 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Prerna Sharma Basu [22]
2021 Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi: Nayi Kahaani Dr. Sonakshi Bose Dixit [23]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer Label Ref.
2020 Juda Kar Diya Stebin Ben Desi Music Factory [24][25]
Maula Papon Saregama [26]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref
2015 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actress (Kannada) Ninnindale Nominated
2016 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Shaheer Sheikh)

Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Nominated [27]
Best Debut Female Nominated
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Won [28]
2017 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(with Shaheer Sheikh)

Won
2018 Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Nominated [29]
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actress In Lead Role (Popular) Kasautii Zindagii Kay Nominated
Best Jodi Popular

(With Parth Samthaan)

Won [30]
Gold Awards Best Actor Female (Popular) Nominated
Best Actor Female (Critics) Won [31]
Best Onscreen Jodi Popular

(With Parth Samthaan)

Nominated
Most Fit Actor (Female) N/A Nominated
Style Diva N/A Won [31]
Asian Viewers Television Awards Female Actor Of The Year Kasautii Zindagii Kay Won [32]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) Nominated
2022 Nominated [33]
Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi 2 Nominated

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Parth Samthaan celebrates Kasautii co-star Erica Fernandes's birthday in Mussoorie". India Today. Archived from the original on 7 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ Kavya Christopher (18 October 2013), "Puneeth is very down to earth: Erica Fernandes", The Times of India, archived from the original on 5 November 2013, retrieved 6 June 2015
  3. ^ "Erica Fernandes". India.com. Retrieved 1 October 2021.
  4. ^ Neha Madaan (8 August 2011), "Erica Fernandes is Miss Maharashtra 2011", The Times of India, archived from the original on 14 August 2018, retrieved 26 July 2017
  5. ^ Rinku Gupta (15 April 2013), "I am not Ileana's sister, I am Erica", The New Indian Express, archived from the original on 18 April 2013, retrieved 26 July 2017
  6. ^ "Review: Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu is a breezy entertainer". Rediff. Archived from the original on 1 January 2020.
  7. ^ Confirmed: Erica Fernandes to romance Puneet Rajkumar. Entertainment.oneindia.in (25 July 2013). Retrieved on 19 February 2014.
  8. ^ Jyoti Prabhakar (29 December 2012), "Nila Madhab Panda's next film revolves around Delhi", The Times of India, archived from the original on 14 December 2013, retrieved 26 July 2017
  9. ^ Suresh Kavirayani (10 January 2016), "Movie Review 'Gaalipatam': Innovative marital drama", The Deccan Chronicle (published 9 August 2014), archived from the original on 12 August 2014, retrieved 26 July 2017
  10. ^ Ranjani Rajendra (8 August 2014). "Bold and unapologetic". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  11. ^ Sangeetha Seshagiri (8 August 2014), "'Galipatam' Review Roundup: Bold Attempt, Worth a Watch", International Business Times, archived from the original on 11 August 2014, retrieved 26 July 2017
  12. ^ Vizhithiru
  13. ^ a b "Erica Fernandes 'thrilled' about TV debut". The Indian Express (in en-IN). 27 January 2016. Archived from the original on 26 April 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  14. ^ "5 reasons why we love 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi' lead pair Sonakshi, Dev". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Kasautii Zindagii Kay promo: SRK introduces Parth and Erica as Anurag and Prerna". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Meet The Times 20 Most Desirable Women on TV - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 19 September 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  17. ^ # (25 December 2018). "TV Personality 2018: Live updates". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music (in British English). Archived from the original on 9 April 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  19. ^ "Meet the Times Top 20 Most Desirable Women on TV 2019". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020.
  20. ^ "Meet The Times 20 Most Desirable Women on Television 2020 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  21. ^ Gursimran Kaur Banga (26 September 2017). "Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi 2 review: Erica Fernandes and Shaheer Sheikh's show holds promise". The Times of India.
  22. ^ Farzeen, Sana (25 September 2018). "Erica Fernandes on Kasautii Zindagii Kay: I relate a lot to Prerna's character". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 17 October 2019.
  23. ^ "Erica Fernandes is excited to begin shooting Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi 3 soon". India Today. 18 May 2021.
  24. ^ "Erica Fernandes shares a candid picture with Harshad Chopda ahead of their music video". Bollywood Hungama.
  25. ^ "Juda Kar Diya poster: Erica Fernandes & Harshad Chopda's music video to release on this date". ABP Live.
  26. ^ "Erica Fernandes and teams up with Sushmita Sen's beau Rohman Shawl for 'Maula'; Their chemistry will win your heart". ABP Live.
  27. ^ "Gold Awards 2016: Nomination List". Filmibeat. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019.
  28. ^ "AVTA 2016: Winners List". BizAsia (in British English). Archived from the original on 31 March 2019.
  29. ^ "AVTA 2018: Nominations List". BizAsia (in British English). Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  30. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2019: Winners". The Indian Express (in en-IN). Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  31. ^ a b "Gold Awards 2019: Hina Khan, Karan Singh Grover, Erica Fernandes win big. See pics". hindustantimes.com. Archived from the original on 25 October 2019. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  32. ^ "Erica Fernandes and Harshad Chopda win big at Asian Viewers Television Awards in London". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 November 2019.
  33. ^ "The 21st ITA Awards". www.theita2021.com. Retrieved 6 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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